Tumor Board

The CancerNetwork® and the journal ONCOLOGY® Tumor Board was assembled to bring together some of the brightest minds and leading voices in cancer care.

These multidisciplinary experts partner with CancerNetwork® and the journal ONCOLOGY®to share their knowledge through articles, video programs, podcasts, 1:1 interviews, panel discussions, and interactive events.

Get to know more about each member and explore some of their work with CancerNetwork® and the journal ONCOLOGY®.

Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab, MD

Gastrointestinal Cancer Chair

Leader, Gastrointestinal Program

Medical Director, Cancer Clinical Research Office

Vice Chair and Section Chief for Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine

Mayo Clinic

Phoenix, AZ

Dr.Tanios S. Bekaii-Saab is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Medical Director of the Cancer Clinical Research Office, Vice Chair and Section Chief for Medical Oncology for the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr Bekaii-Saab earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and completed a residency in internal medicine at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana and has practiced for over 20 years. His research interests in gastrointestinal cancers are focused on the incorporation of agents that target the multiple facets of cancer, including genetic and epigenetic drives as well as the feeding microenvironment and the immune milieu. The primary goal of his work is helping patients to identify those techniques best suited for their individual situation.

Mehmet Sitki Copur, MD, FACP

Member, Community Oncology Editorial Board

Professor of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Faculty of the Department of Medical Oncology

Morrison Cancer Center

Omaha, NE

Dr. Mehmet S. Copur is a nationally known medical oncologist in Grand Island, Nebraska and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Veterans Affairs Black Hills Health Care System-Forte Mead and CHI Health St. Francis. He received his medical degree from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in Turkey and has been in practice for more than 35 years. Dr. Mehmet S. Copur is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and serves on numerous committees.

Robert A. Figlin, MD

Genitourinary Cancer Chair

Deputy Director, Cedars-Sinai Cancer

Steven Spielberg Family Chair in Hematology-Oncology

Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Professor, Medicine

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Robert Figlin is a Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Deputy Director of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and Deputy Director, Integrated Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Figlin received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.His major oncologic focus is in thoracic and genitourinary tumors. A nationally recognized leader in genitourinary and thoracic oncology, Dr. Figlin’s research focuses on renal cell carcinoma and thoracic malignancies.

Howard S. Hochster, MD

Co-Editor in Chief

Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Associate Director for Clinical Research and Director of GI Oncology

Rutgers Cancer Institute

Director of Oncology Research, RWJBarnabas Health

New Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Howard S. Hochester joined Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as the Associate Director for Clinical Research and Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology. Dr. Hochster is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and by the Hematology and Oncology Boards. Dr. Howard Hochester graduated from the Yale School of Medicine and completed an internship, residency and fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at Bellevue Hospital and NYU Medical Center. His clinical expertise and research interests are dedicated to early drug development and clinical pharmacology, focused on tumors of the gastrointestinal tract.

Sara A. Hurvitz, MD

Breast Cancer Chair

Associate Professor

David Geffen School of Medicine

Medical Director

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Research Unit


Santa Monica-UCLA Outpatient Oncology Practices

Director of the Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Sara Hurvitz started her pursuit of medicine in 1990 when she enrolled at the University of California, Irvine, and went on to earn dual degrees in biology and psychology. Dr. Hurvitz is a medical oncologist who practices in the Santa Monica Parkside location, which houses UCLA Health’s integrative breast cancer practice and high-risk breast cancer clinic. Dr. Hurvitz specializes in the treatment of women with breast cancer. She is involved in constructing and implementing several national clinical trials testing new therapies while studying gene expression patterns in a variety of breast cancer populations with a goal of developing novel therapies.

Ola Landgren, MD, PhD

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Chair

Chief, Myeloma Program

Leader, Experimental Therapeutics Program

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Professor of Medicine

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Hematologic oncologist, Dr. Ola Landgren, was recently appointed the inaugural leader of a new research program, Experimental Therapeutics, at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine. Dr. C. Ola Landgren completed his medical degree and doctorate at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He is board certified in hematology and internal medicine. As part of his ongoing research program, Dr. Landgren is studying molecular mechanisms underlying the trajectory from precursor to full-blown multiple myeloma with the goal to develop treatment strategies aiming to delay, prevent, and ultimately define a cure for multiple myeloma.

Judd W. Moul, MD

Member, Genitourinary Cancers Editorial Board

James H. Semans, MD, Distinguished Professor of Urologic Surgery

Professor of Surgery

Professor in Anesthesiology

Duke University School of Medicine

Durham, NC

Dr. Judd Moul is a retired colonel and a noted researcher and clinician in prostate cancer and is a urologic oncologist. He served as the division chief of Duke Division of Urology from 2004 to 2011 and was named the James H. Semans MD Professor of surgery in 2009 becoming Duke's first named endowed chair for urology. Dr. Judd Moul has served as the Editor for Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease, a Nature Medicine journal, for more than a decade and is a popular speaker and lecturer having been visiting professor and keynote speaker throughout the US and the World.

Eric J. Sherman, MD

Head and Neck Cancer Chair

Medical Oncology

Head and Neck Oncology Service

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

Dr. Eric J. Sherman is a medical oncologist in New York, New York and is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Eric Sherman received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and has been in practice for more than 20 years while dedicated to improving the lives of patients with head and neck cancer. Dr. Sherman’s primary clinical and research focus is on thyroid cancers and squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. He also has a vast interest in diagnosing and treating the less common cancers of the head and neck, such as sinonasal undifferentiated carcinomas and salivary gland tumors.

Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA

Co-Editor in Chief

Professor, Internal Medicine

Chief of Hematology & Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine

Associate Director of Clinical Research

Fred and Pamela Buffet Cancer Center

Omaha, NE

Dr. Julie M. Vose is the Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris Professor and the Chief of the Division of Oncology/Hematology in the Department of Internal Medicine at UNMC. Dr Vose graduated from Medical School at UNMC, completed her Internal Medicine Residency as well as a Chief Resident year, followed by a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at UNMC, and has been on faculty since 1990. Dr. Vose is an internationally known leading expert in the treatment of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. She is actively involved in many novel clinical trials for lymphoma including targeted agents, monoclonal antibodies, and cellular therapy. Dr. Vose has been recognized for her NHL research on a national and international level through research awards and invited lectureships worldwide.